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Earth and Environmental Sciences: More than just rocks.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky offers students a wide variety of potential job opportunities.

Earth and Environmental Sciences: More than just rocks. from College of Arts and Sciences on Vimeo.

Civil Rights Heroes Brought to Life at CORE Conference

Members of the public and especially young people are encouraged to attend "Aiming for New Heights," a celebration of the Lexington Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), the group of black and white individuals largely responsible for Kentucky’s civil rights movement.

UK Confucius Institute Celebrates Three Years With Shanghai Talents

The 3rd Anniversary Celebration Concert will spotlight string music, the pipa, martial arts and other musical talents from Shanghai. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Singletary Center.

National Chemistry Week Celebration is a Don’t-miss Event

Chemistry department students, staff and faculty will host an interactive and exciting demonstration show titled "Energy Now and Forever!"

Experience 'Kentucky Before Boone' at Red River Gorge

Now in its 25th year, the Living Archaeology Weekend (LAW) is Kentucky's largest and longest-running archaeological event.

Poetry to Heal PTSD: Travis Martin

We often hear about veterans that can't shake traumatic experiences and memories of war, but what about those who find ways to cope? Travis Martin, a PhD candidate in English, is doing research to document the ways in which veterans use the arts to process and move past trauma. He is the President of Military Experience and the Arts, a project that connects veterans with resources and outlets for their artwork, poetry, fiction, and scholarship, as well as the Veterans' PTSD Project, which seeks to dispel stereotypes about post-traumatic stress disorder by giving veterans a voice.

In this podcast, he reads and discusses three of his poems, “A Little Boy With Bananas,” “The Writing on the Wall,” and “Rifling About,” all of which reflect on his combat experiences in Iraq and life after returning home. The first two were featured in the New York Times, and the third can be downloaded here

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Matthew Mitchell - Wired Coffee Chat

 

Coaches in UK Athletics aren’t only committed to their team’s success.

This was on display recently when women’s basketball head coach, Matthew Mitchell, shared some of his life lessons and wisdom with A&S Wired students during a weekly Coffee Chat.

Coach Mitchell discussed his life as a high school history teacher prior to his collegiate coaching career. He began as the leader of a classroom and soon became the leader of a winning, Division 1 basketball team.

He stressed the importance of having character, and he challenged students to develop character that pushes their efforts, and will move them to focus on their passions rather than financial success. He also stressed honesty, hard work, discipline, and principle as winning tools that he uses on and off the court.

Located in Keeneland Hall, A&S Wired provides students with a dynamic skill set that will instill social responsibility and prepare them to excel in scholarship, research and service. For more information on A&S Wired, visit wired.as.uky.edu.

>>Photo album of the event 

The Higgs Field and its Role in Creating Mass

We meet the Higgs field, and also consider aspects of empty space and the universe. Two demonstrations are used to model how the Higgs field gives mass to particles: sugar and ping-pong balls; and a prism and light beams.

What's New in Science - Tim Gorringe Spring 2013 Series, University of Kentucky

Introduction to a Stunning Discovery

This segment outlines the presentation and introduces the large hadron collider (LHC), the massive ATLAS and CMS experiments, and the economic scale and human scale of the experiments. It ends with speculations on the Nobel Prize for the Higgs particle prediction and Higgs particle discovery.

What's New in Science - Tim Gorringe Spring 2013 Series, University of Kentucky

Mass and Fields

We examine the concept of mass from the different perspectives of Newton and Einstein. Fields are introduced, starting with the familiar gravitational and magnetic fields. Our modern understandings of the mass of an atom and the masses of the proton and the neutron are not as simple as one might expect.

What's New in Science - Tim Gorringe Spring 2013 Series, University of Kentucky

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